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Scientists from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute were recently on a research trip to study spawning bonefish as part of the Bonefish Reproductive Study. This drone video shows a pre-spawning school of bonefish before they move offshore at night to spawn. Note the many sharks around the school of bonefish. This […]

BTT is pleased to announce that the Bonefish & Tarpon Journal Cover Contest is open for submissions! Send us your very best images from the flats. We’re looking for unique and stunning photos that feature habitat and fish (bonefish, tarpon, or permit). Anglers and boats can also be present, but are not required to be. […]

BTT Sponsor Ambush Skiffs has generously donated a skiff, complete with a 6 hp Suzuki motor, grab bar, BTT Seadek, and trailer. The skiff also comes with a pair of RCI Optics glasses. All raffle ticket proceeds support our mission to conserve bonefish, tarpon, permit, and their habitats. Click HERE to buy raffle tickets. One winner will be randomly […]

                                       Dr. Addiel Perez and Belizean fly-fishing guide Omar Arceo. Photo: The San Pedro Sun Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT’s Director of Science and Conservation, and Dr. Addiel Perez, BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, recently spent four days informing […]

The Avalon II was the Bonefish Bonnies’ mothership and home away from home for their week off the grid. Similar to the children’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (wherein “It’s going to want a glass of milk to go with it), when you give a woman a fly rod, she’s going to want […]

As BTT expands its involvement in Belize conservation and institutes a new strategic plan, it’s essential that we do so within the framework of the management system in place in Belize. This is a dual system that has both government- and cooperative-based management. For example, the government is generally in charge of setting and enforcing […]

The best approaches to address the looming threats to Belize’s flats fishery are science, needed to inform a strategic approach to conservation, and education. It’s been shown time and time again that enforcement alone is not sufficient. There has to be buy-in from all stakeholders—from the fishing guides, anglers, lodge owners, tour guides—as well as from […]

Located in The Sportfishing Capital of the World, Islamorada’s Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a premier destination for fly and conventional anglers. With its rich history, incredible ambiance and five-star service, Cheeca Lodge has reintroduced the seamless blend of oceanside luxury and casual comfort through a $25 million renovation that touches every aspect of the resort, […]

BTT had a successful tagging week in August, with four tarpon tagged in south Georgia. The fish ranged in size from 55 pounds to 115 pounds. The addition of these four fish brings the total tagged tarpon count for 2019 to 65! We look forward to following the movements of these fish for the next […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the Bahamas National Trust have established the Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund to benefit fishing guides, lodge staff and others in the Bahamas’ fishing industry who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian, the worst natural disaster in the nation’s history. “Our success as an organization has been shaped in large part […]